Frank joined Birmingham Business School as a visiting lecturer in 2011 and became a lecturer in 2013. He teaches operations management, procurement and supply chain management to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is the module leader for International Operations and Procurement taught at SIM University, Singapore. Before these appointments he was a principal lecturer in operations management at De Montfort University. Frank has taught and led on a wide range of programmes, including distance learning and bespoke courses for public authorities, utilities and manufacturers.
Frank has co-authored several journal articles and conference papers in the area of operations strategy and has published a case study through the European Case Clearing House. He is also the lead author of a textbook on Operations Management.
Before entering teaching in 1989, Frank worked in a wide range of operations management roles within the food industry. During this time he obtained his MBA through distance learning with the University of Warwick.
Barnes, D. and Rowbotham, F. (2004) “A Questionnaire Operationalising Hayes and Wheelwright’s Four-Stage Concept” Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Volume 15, Issue 8
Barnes, D. and Rowbotham, F. (2004) “Developing A Questionnaire for the Four-Stage Model of Operations Strategy” Production Planning and Control, Volume 14, Issue 7
Barnes, D. and Rowbotham, F. (2004) “Testing the Four-Stage Model of the Strategic Role of Operations in a UK Context” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol.24 No.7
Rowbotham, F., Galloway, L. and Azhashemi, M. (2007) Operations Management In Context Butterworth-Heinemann 2nd ed
Rowbotham, F., Galloway, L. and Azhashemi, M. (2007) Czech Translation of Operations Management In Context ASPI Wolters Kluwer